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Meeting Program Units

2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Asian and Asian American Hermeneutics Seminar invites proposals for papers relating to reading the Bible and other sacred texts in, from, as well as to Asian and Asian American contexts and communities. We welcome papers that examine issues involved in interpretation and hermeneutics, as well as papers that offer readings of specific texts and passages from Asian or Asian American perspectives. We are especially interested in papers dealing with family, race, nationalism, migration, and sexuality. Both experienced and first-time presenters are encouraged to submit proposals. There will be two further sessions: 1. To honor the work of Gale Yee with invited panelists - organized in partnership with the program units on Minority Criticism and Biblical Interpretation and the Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible. 2. Review of the forthcoming "T&T Clark Handbook to Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics," edited by Uriah Kim and Seung Ai by a panel of invited scholars.

Program Unit Chairs

Monica J. Melanchthon
Henry W. Morisada Rietz

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